Friday, March 06, 2009

Regional pest information

We have launched a new series of articles to encourage homeowners to do their own pest control rather than relying on professional exterminator services. We believe that in many, perhaps most, situations homeowners can manage pests more economically and with less environmental impact.

New articles will be arranged geographically so that we can focus on just the most important pests in a particular region. Take a look a our first article that covers the most important pests in western Oregon (our first regional article). Leave a comment below if you'd like your region tackled next.

1 comment:

nkmccarter said...

Please address Southeastern North Carolina. I live on a barrier island on the southern tip of NC, between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. We had an H2O breach in our home a few yrs ago and have been under siege with some of the weirdest looking things I've ever seen. It's like living in a star trek episode. Most critters appear to be mites. They are eating me and my pets alive one bite at a time. One of the strangest varmints is what appears to be a very tiny mite, difficult to see with the naked eye. The strange part is that they are "shape shifters." They often appear as a hair on a counter top, floor, shirt, etc. But they can wind themselves up into a tiny, tiny speck. My sister and I have seen them change from looking like a hair to a speck and from a speck to a hair. They are in our clothes, linens, furniture, walls, clothes, food, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, hvac, washer, dryer, toilets...We have a true infestation. No, I do not have parasitosis. I am a PhD psychologist and I even had a good friend (psychiatrist) check me out, because I really thought I was losing it. Fortunately, my sister can verify that this does happen. But when I tried to get help with these things, everyone treated me like a nut. Nothing seems to kill them. We have not been able to make much of a dent in the population. We believe this is some sort of critter that is usually not in contact with humans. They are parasitic and the bites I get often become infected.
Please help! If you have even a wild guess as to what these things are and what we can do about them, we will be most grateful.